TechRepublic Member | October 30, 2012
10 reasons Windows 8 will be painful for developers
If you plan to develop Windows 8 native apps, be prepared for some hurdles. Justin James looks at some of the biggest problems you're likely to face. Read more
Resource of the day
Live Webcast: The Future is Now - Key Steps to a Game-Changing Data Management Strategy
CBS Interactive is proud to present an interactive webcast about how you can transform your existing infrastructure into an engine for processing and profiting from big data.
Additional TechRepublic resources
What Windows 8 closed app distribution means for consultants
If you plan to develop custom Windows 8 applications for your clients, you have three choices. Chip Camden outlines those options. Read more
Develop applications that empower users
Kathy Sierra's recent presentation on user empowerment reminds Justin James that developers need to consider how an application will make their users better. Read more
Poll: Does office environment matter to developers?
Tell us whether you think the office environment is of importance to a development team by taking our one-question poll. Read more
Dice lists IT job postings that are showing a surge
The latest report from Dice shows, among other things, that job postings for software developers and open source pros are experiencing a surge. Read more
Apple allows app developers to resume tracking with iOS 6
Apple was burnt once by allowing app developers to track users via the UDID. Will they get burnt again by allowing app developers to track using Apple's brand-new IDFA? Read more
Android gives developers direct I/O to the SD card
Follow this tutorial on how to access the SD card on an Android device, and perform simple read and write operations. Read more
CSS3 filter effects: Grayscale, invert, sepia, and more
Ryan Boudreaux demonstrates some applications of various CSS3 filter effects, including grayscale, sepia, saturation, and combined effects. Read more
Understanding Android app permissions
Android's permission mechanism enforces that each app can only perform actions that it declared it could do. Learn how to add permissions to your app's manifest. Read more
Moore's law: About to fail or ticking along nicely?
For over 50 years, progress has been powered by the exponential growth of integrated circuits and the industries they power. Will that trend continue or reach an abrupt end? Read more
The first five business apps you should install on a Windows 8 device
Debra Littlejohn Shinder lists the five apps businesses users should install on a new Windows 8 device. View on site
Best costumes from New York Comic Con 2012
The New York Comic Con was held on Oct. 11 - 14, 2012. Take a look at some of the best costumes from this year's event. View on site
Today's recommended downloads
Live Webcast: The Future is Now - Key Steps to a Game-Changing Data Management Strategy (SAP)
5 Best Practices for Mobile Business Intelligence (Tableau Software)
Comparison Guide: Proofpoint Enterprise vs. Google Message Security (Postini) (Proofpoint)
Comparing Availability of Various Rack Power Redundancy Configurations (APC by Schneider Electric)
IDC: The Case for Building in Web Application Security from the Start (IBM)
Tech skills: Is it getting harder to keep up?
Professional skills and experience are hard won from education, training, and time in the industry. But it's amazing how many people get by despite a fundamental lack of knowledge.
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